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The November issue leads with CFA’s response to the Food Standards Agency’s Vacuum Packing/MAP consultation. It also brings news of changing faces, site visits, new members and a special award for an industry colleague. Chilled Education is also celebrating with a bright new star, success at a major science fair and the launch of a brand new resources website. CFA News No 46 November 2016:  Vacuum Packing/MAP Consultation Response New members, changing faces, sites visited Young Students Give MicroTrumps Thumbs Up Fresh New Chilled Education Website Sainsbury’s Line on Waste Expands Awards for Current and Future Chilled Stars  

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CFA pledges support for HSE health & safety Common Strategy 2016-2021

CFA has pledged its support for the food sector’s health and safety improvement objectives set out in the HSE’s Food & Drink Manufacture Forum’s (FDMF) Common Strategy 2016-2021.   The Objectives are to: Reduce the HSE RIDDOR-reportable ill-health and injury rate by 10% year-on-year (baseline 1/4/16) Manage musculoskeletal disorder risks including manual handling and upper limb disorders Have in place effective arrangements to manage slips and trips Have in place an effective occupational health management system CFA pledges: To commit CFA to working to help our industry achieve these objectives To promote the Common Strategy via our website, H&S committee […]

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Fresh produce safety and washing

All produce, whether from the garden or commercially grown, carry microorganisms from the environment. Safety is assured by applying Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) from the seed onward, Good Hygienic Practice (GHP) from harvest and handling and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) during preparation. Washing is essential to remove the soil and debris before consumption. Consequently, leafy salads sold as washed and ready to eat are thoroughly washed in water. The water is often chlorinated or treated with fruit acids to ensure that the leaves are as clean as possible and fit for immediate consumption without further washing. Prewashed prepared produce does […]

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